Items tagged: Fire

Champaign Fire Department Will Begin Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Response

The Champaign Fire Department continually explores better solutions to provide the best performance and service to our community. Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials response, natural disasters, water/ice rescues, large fires and live fire training exercises. Champaign Fire Department is […]


Apartment Fire – 2008 N Mattis Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2008 N Mattis Avenue, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor window of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters entered the apartment building and found a fire primarily contained […]


Apartment Fire – 56 East Healey Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 56 East Healey Street, Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming from a third-floor balcony of a three-story apartment building.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters made an initial attack from the ground and […]


2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]


Residential Fire – 2706 Wendover Place

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2706 Wendover Place, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported flames coming from the rear of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in […]


Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club Honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year Recipient

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2016 Firefighter of the Year recipient, Captain Glen Daniels, on April 10.  A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Captain Daniels is a 26 year veteran of the Champaign Fire Department.  In 2016 […]


Residential Fire – 516 W Beardsley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 516 W Beardsley Avenue, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire initially seen on the outside of the residence extending up into the attic.   Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Clark Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the 900 block of West Clark Street and the south side of the 900 block of West University Avenue offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to […]